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Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction
     

Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
 

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This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced

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This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde, and the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers all of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andr's Bello and Jos? Mar?a de Heredia, through Borges and Garc?a M?rquez, to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bola?o.

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"Insightful and often eloquent, this is a superb introduction to major figures and trends in modern Latin American literature by the leading authority in the field."—Gustavo Pérez Firmat, David Feinson Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

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ISBN-13:
9780199912964
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/13/2012
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Roberto González Echevarría is the Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale University and the author of many books on Spanish, Latin American, and comparative literature. He was awarded the 2010 National Humanities Medal by the President of the United States.

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